There will be extra picnic tables but no bleachers at this year’s Italian-American Festival in Market Square. Organizers requested three bleachers for bocce spectators, and the Canton Park Commission took no action at a May 30 meeting — effectively denying the request. Park board member Sam Sliman made a motion to approve the bleachers, but neither...

Gloucester’s Laura Ventimiglia, a retired college educator, author and administrator, says she’s particularly excited about this year’s 90th anniversary of the St. Peter’s Fiesta because she is in the last phase of completing a book about the longstanding tradition to honor the patron saint of fishermen. She has written a children’s book, titled “N...

The fourth annual Mokena Festa Italiana will be held on July 16. Last year’s event attracted 2,000 attendees, and an even larger crowd is expected this year. The festival is based on the traditional Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Melrose Park. The day will begin with an 11 a.m. procession from the Mokena Intermediate School at 11331 195th St....

See Tuscany, Milan, Rome and Sicily all in a day at the Solo Italiano festival on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Guests are invited to start their true authentic Italian experience in Tuscany, where sunflowers grow widely, olive oil tastings are abundant and limoncello ends every meal. After Tuscany, visitors will be whisked away...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church on Brookline Avenue will hold their 26th Annual Italian Festival from Thursday September 21 through Sunday September 24 in the church parking lot.  The annual event includes food, music, games, and rides. 

Milwaukee’s venerable Festa Italiana will celebrate 40 years of family, fun and tradizione from July 21 to 23 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. Headlining this year’s event are the Gin Blossoms; Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, star of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent”; and the BoDeans, featuring 2012 “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David; Other acts i...

The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival has announced their first big award. Italian-American actor Armand Assante will receive the fest’s 2017 Ischia Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his career in film and television. The festival will also honor Assante’s latest film, Ulugh Beg: The Man Who Unlocked the Universe with their Best Documenta...

Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees to the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard’s Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston’s North End.  The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Friars,...

Enjoy Italian food and wine — from meatballs and moscato to cannolis and chianti — at the second annual Bethlehem Italian Festival, noon-8 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and in the Sun Inn Courtyard in downtown Bethlehem. The free event, hosted by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, features a wine trail ($30, advance; $35, day of festival), which inc...

The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini will celebrate the life, legacy and mission of its namesake with a gala reception from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on July 19 at the Chicago History Museum. This year marks 100 years since Mother Cabrini’s earthly life ended and her eternal life began. While the gala is an annual event, in 2017 it is part of a...